|City of Boonville, Indiana|
The downtown historic district in Boonville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Location in the state of Indiana
|Coordinates: 38°2′46″N 87°16′21″W / 38.04611°N 87.27250°WCoordinates: 38°2′46″N 87°16′21″W / 38.04611°N 87.27250°W|
|• Mayor||Charlie Wyatt (D)|
|• Total||3.01 sq mi (7.80 km2)|
|• Land||3.00 sq mi (7.77 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||423 ft (129 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||6,210|
|• Density||2,082.0/sq mi (803.9/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
Boonville was founded in 1818 and named for Jesse Boon, father of Ratliff Boon. A post office has been in operation at Boonville since 1820. Boonville was incorporated in 1858.
President Abraham Lincoln studied law in Boonville. When Abraham Lincoln and his family moved from Kentucky to present-day Spencer County in 1816, their homestead was then considered to be within Boonville's Warrick County boundaries. The future president frequently walked to Boonville to borrow books and watch local attorney John Brackenridge argue cases, thus earning Boonville the distinction of being "where Lincoln learned the law."
Points of interest
The Boonville post office contains a casein tempera-on-canvas mural titled Boonville Beginnings, painted in 1941 by Ida Abelman. Murals were produced from 1934 to 1943 in the United States through the Section of Painting and Sculpture, later called the Section of Fine Arts, of the Treasury Department.
Boonville is located at 38°2′46″N 87°16′21″W / 38.04611°N 87.27250°W (38.046231, -87.272544).
According to the 2010 census, Boonville has a total area of 3.013 square miles (7.80 km2), of which 3 square miles (7.77 km2) (or 99.57%) is land and 0.013 square miles (0.03 km2) (or 0.43%) is water.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Boonville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
As of the 2010 census, there were 6,246 people, 2,549 households, and 1,647 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,082.0 inhabitants per square mile (803.9/km2). There were 2,867 housing units at an average density of 955.7 per square mile (369.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
There were 2,549 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.4% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the city was 39.4 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.
As of the 2000 census, there were 6,834 people, 2,688 households, and 1,854 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,318.9 people per square mile (894.4/km²). There were 2,910 housing units at an average density of 987.4 per square mile (380.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.51% White, 0.64% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.
There were 2,688 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,913, and the median income for a family was $42,096. Males had a median income of $32,264 versus $22,227 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,869. About 6.5% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.
The government consists of a mayor and a city council. The mayor is elected in citywide vote. The city council consists of five members. Four are elected from individual districts. One is elected at-large.
The Boonville Airport is located two nautical miles (2.3 mi, 3.7 km) west of the central business district. Boonville also has the Warrick Area Transit System (WATS), a public bus line which connects with the nearby Metropolitan Evansville Transit System (METS).
- Louis A. Arnold – HVAC worker and Socialist Party of America Wisconsin State Senator
- Benoni S. Fuller – schoolteacher, sheriff, and Democratic state legislator and Congressman
- Monte M. Katterjohn – screenwriter for 68 films between 1912 and 1931
- Menz Lindsey – lawyer who was also a quarterback in the early National Football League for the Evansville Crimson Giants
- W. Otto Miessner – composer and music educator
- Ken Penner – baseball pitcher who played Major League Baseball for two seasons (1916 and 1929) between decades of a minor league career that lasted through 1943
- Dustin Ransom – musician, producer, vocalist, arranger, music transcriber, and film composer
- Rachel Rockwell – theatre director, choreographer, dancer and actor
- Jeremy Spencer – musician, songwriter and record producer, co-founder and drummer for heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch
- Russ Stilwell – Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives and Majority Floor Leader
- Travis Williams – tailback in the National Football League's Evansville Crimson Giants
- Robert G. Roeder - Professor Rockefeller University. Pioneer in Molecular Biology
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